Twilight Bat Safari - Bat hunting safari with local guide   

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Bat Safari on

the River Cam,


Camboats have teamed up with a local environmental bat group to offer a unique opportunity to see bats on the wing along the river from our boats.

Private Twilight Safari available May-September

2019 Public dates  - To be advised (May to September)

Check back here for public dates or contact us to go on the waiting list

To go on the waiting list please contact us.    

Our boats are perfect for access to the river environment.

The route covers the core section of the river between Jesus Lock and Baits Bite Lock depending on the length of the trip and the time of year.  Trips take place at dusk as the bats begin to become active.

Our expert guide comes with search light & bat detectors to enhance the bat safari experience.  

Bat Species on the River Cam

     Soprano pipistrelle
     Daubenton’s bats (
or water bats)
     Natterer’s bat
     Brown long-eared bat (
less common)

Some Bat Facts

  • Bats can live up to 30 years
  • Babies – bat ‘pups’ are born in June, and start to fly in tandem with their mothers in late July/August
  • Adult bats catch thousands of insects in a night - up to three thousand insects a night
  • Bat echo location can detect objects as fine as a single human hair.

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